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ABC
Dec 5, 2013 1:40am PST
rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil this year's decorations and thank them for their sacrifices. >> no matter what challenges you all face, during the holidays or any other time during the year, you all just dig a little deeper. >> reporter: the white house is fully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome the 70,000 visitors expected this season. the numbers are impressive. it took 83 volunteers from all 50 states to deck these halls. there are 24 christmas trees, 450 books, a 300-pound gingerbread white house with and 1,000 yards of satin ribbon used to make replicas of the famous pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named h
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am EST
the year, the economy grew rapidly. host: that was the chief economist for the national federation of independent businesses. they put out that video. the debate takes place here over income inequality. president obama talked about that at the center for american progress. we are getting her thoughts. david in maryland. what is your story? -- for me,hink that i am able to move up. i think in this area the jobs are better. someone who is making minimum wage, i think it should be raised. from thehe comments organization that you mentioned. where another article there was a millionaire or billionaire businessman who was saying that if you raise the minimum wage, it would be a stimulus to the economy because that money would go right back into the economy, plus less people would be collecting food stamps and so it would be like a jolt into ways to the economy. i tend to agree with that. host: here is another argument that you might agree with from the new york times. i then in shreveport, louisiana. -- ivan in shreveport louisiana. caller: i think they should raise it. the price of gas
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 6:30pm EST
from president obama and other world leaders. that's tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. again right here on c-span2. programs for next year. in it language strengthening for victims of military assault. it also keeps open grant moe bay. we spoke with a capitol hill reporter this afternoon for more on the bill. the defense program bill what is in the new version? >> well, the bill contains several of the sexual assault provisions in bother haves of the house version and the senate verdict of the bill. it also contains a comprise on detainees as well as new authorizations for several weapons systems and military pay raise. >> what prompted this comprise? >> well, the bill -- the senate was unable to pass the bill last month and it stalled there. in order to get the bill done before the end of the collar year the leader of the two committee met and hammered out the differences and the bill that had been before the senate and the house-passed bill to come up with the comprise version of the measure that they hope can get through both chambers before they adjourn for the year. >> you mentioned s
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am EST
against muslims in the last few years in this country as articulated in the far right's attack on president obama as -- which is have become a kind of a sense. but my view is that even this does not mean that silence on the topic of transport is appropriate or productive. and, in fact, my contention is one of the key ways to challenge discriminatory notion about people of muslim heritage is precisely to display their diversity. and that one of the ways to do that is to tell the stories of those were practicing muslims, those who are agnostic, or even atheists of muslim heritage who have been victims of muslim fundamentalism and have chosen their bravely to challenge fundamentalist movements. that's a project of my book and with remained a much i'm going to introduce you to a few of these people and it's difficult to pick favorite stories because they have all become very dear to my heart. let me start with a story from the first chapter which is called creativity versus the dark corner. this is a chapter about artists, visual artist and performing artist who i met in places like p
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am EST
. payroll grew by more than expected. the unemployment rate fell to a five-year low. towill talk to the pimco ceo get his take. president barack obama calls nelson mandela an example all aspire to.ould the president will likely attend mandela's funeral. japan's prime minister tells bloomberg he would like -- we have an exclusive interview later this hour. -- rate fell.te i want to bring in the chief washington correspondent peter cook and mike. you have been giving -- digging into the household survey and what that tells us about the market. >> yes. ist is really important here not only the level of the unemployment rate but the number of jobs created 818,000. the tin hat folks will love that. is a lot of job creation in the household survey. it is good news. for a look at the numbers the overall jobless rate come out to three digits. this month came in at 7.023%. below a six handle. the fed has been talking for 6.5% threshold. it will start a lot of hope among people out there that the job market is getting better. december they fall to a six percent number. >> building on that and
FOX Business
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
a lot of attention highlighted in the book and the obama campaign's consideration of replacing joe biden with hillary clinton. he first heard that story right here on our broadcast. ed klein broke the story first. more than a year ago. >> are you saying that you think it is all but a done deal that he will be replaced on the ticket? >> i'm not saying that at all. i am saying that there are those inside the obama campaign were thinking maybe we should consider replacing joe biden and they did not make that decision, but they were considering it. >> there you see it. the author of "the new york times" bestseller, ed klein is with us tonight. and congratulations. that is her thick. >> thank you. the idea that this clinton campaign is starting to ratchet up. is there truth is we are hearing from some? >> i don't think it's disorganized. >> yes, think it's very organized. bill clinton had handed off the foundations being named so he could spend full time running on hillary's campaign. lining up support with labor unions and big donors and people who get out the vote. and it's going to b
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
reached a budget deal, lawmakers within the hour. they have agreed to a two-year agreement which would avoid a government shutdown this month. and tens of thousands of people brave the rain storms to pay tribute to nelson mandela. president obama spoke at the memorial. john pedesto will become counselocounselor to the
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
president obama, this sunday on "fox news sunday" on your local fox station. >> a fox report now. more headlines. rescuers airlifted a 19-year-old hiker today more than 13 hours after they say she fell down a ravine, trapping herself overnight. it happened in the san gabe guardrail mountains north and east of los angeles. he sheriff said the hiker lost the strength to walk out on her own. officials say she is now recovering. >>> a couple is restoring what disney's childhood home in chicago. the new owners say they plan to turn it into a museum with the goal of enhancing and exploring childhood creativity. they hope to raise about a half million dollars for the renovation. walt disney would have celebrated his 112th birthday yesterday. >> eating healthy can cost also more money, or a lot, and health expects say it's worth it. how much we spend to eat fresh food may surprise you. ♪ [ female announcer ] to bake. or not to bake. that is a silly question. bake t world a better place with nestle toll house. more shopping. more dining out. more traveling. and along with it, more ident
FOX Business
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> i think that the obama administration is really worried about this at this point, the fact that you will see 45 million individuals are going to have caeled policies by the end of the year and they have to be signed up by january the first. not enough people are signing up to get this process moving. so not only do they have a pr problem, but they can't even they have the ad campaigns are trying to bring in people to sign up quite frankly, you have small-business owners are very concerned, scared to death because of the mere fact that they are going to have fewer hours for a lot of the employees and it's going to impact, you know, the businesses overall. >> you could win a million dollars, but be ods are stacked against you because you're going against the house. thank you both very much and have a wonderful weekend. >> thank you so much. neil: there is anoth problem with the health care lot. you're not officially signed up until you have paid up. very few have paid anything at all. the website is not too clear about that. so come january, the last time i checked this was a few
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> these diskorgss are disturbing because it says that people who oppose barack obama or the affordable care act are willing to do anything. they will distort anything. and, you know, in a few years, i hope that all of you in the media like yourself and others will make sure that all of the footage is being, you know, put in a library away. in a few years if you play back what many of these people are saying and report on all the distortions that were going on, another generation will laugh and say what kind of people were they? look, insurance is as was said earlier, it's very personal. and they're making up things as they go. and the closer we get -- and this is a sign things are getting better -- the closer we get the more distortions we're going to see. the more things like the united states is moving its embassy out of the vatican. i mean, that thing is going to go more and more and more because it is working. 7.1 million seniors saw the doughnut hole close. that's $8.3 billion. >> richard, it goes back to your point you can't spend either way if something is working. for example,
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
live up to the example as he set, as president obama indicated. what was great about mandela was his respect for the rule of law. think about it for just a moment. 27 years in jail on an ill legitimate situation, his advisor said no no no you can't do it, you can't appear on this case of rugby and discrimination, a libel set of some sort, it was that stubborn sense of fairness which kept the process on track. and we americans owe him and the country of south africa a great debt. because nothing would have torn this country apart in the 1970s or perhaps in the '80s but a race war in south africa. so all i want to do is celebrate this wonderful, wonderful man. >> i actually want to pick up ou had been appointed by an african american president, you had seen the current day legacy of nelson mandela in south africa. how did it resonate? >> it resonated incredibly --hie country. you know from people on the street to people in government. everyone aspires to live up to the legacy he left. it is a difficult challenge to live up to someone of his iconic nature. but he really inspired all
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
, president obama had a few words to say about the former south african leader. >> this year, we give a special measure of gratitude firm nelson mandela, a man that championed that generosity of spirit. in his life, he left us with tremendous grace and unbelievable courage. we are all privileged to live in a world touched by his goodness. >> former secretary of state every clinton receiving the 2013 human rights award at an event on capitol hill. also speaking at the event, madeleine albright who served under bill clinton. they talked about the recent passing of former south african president nelson mandela. this is 25 minutes. [applause] >> thank you very much. please. thank you. thank you for your kind words and thank you to all of you. i am thrilled to be here. here to celebrate those that dedicated their lives to the human rights movement and we would be remiss if we did not toak as a little while ago honor the passing of one of the movement's greatest heroes. ansident mandela was activist, a prisoner of conscience and a political leader. he was, above all, a teacher. he taught us t
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
delay in production. cecilia vega, abc news. >> all right. >>> the obama administration urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist after he appeared in a new video. the video shows 85-year-old merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good, and he feels that they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced into reading this, and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
is what the american dream is about. president obama told the country in his state of the union this year, it is our generation's trueto ignite the engine of america's economic growth -- a rising, thriving middle class. i cannot agree more. been through a lot. i'm grateful we have a president battles,the budget economic growth policies, and even health care -- he has been focused on expanding opportunities for all americans. i think it is in part because he is thinking of the kids that need that fair shot to ensure they reach their potential, because he knows we are all better off when they do. for that, i am very grateful as well. ladies and gentle men, it is my great, great privilege to introduce to you the president of the united states. chief" playing] [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you, everybody. thank you so much. please, please have a seat. thank you so much. well, thank you, neera, for the wonderful introduction and sharing a story that resonated with me. there were a lot of parallels in my life and probably resonated with some of you. over the past 10 years, the
CNBC
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
fired up about the economy, obama care and pension plans across the country. >> one year membership in the jelly of the month club. >>> and dealing with unfinished business on capitol hill. steny hoyer making a rare appearance on the "squawk box" set. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "squawk box" on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernan and andrew ross sorkin. nearly 100,000 mourners flooding the soccer stadium today for nelson mandela memorial. dignitaries and world leaders are speaking, including president obama a few minutes ago. >> he was not a bust made of marble, he was a man of flesh and blood, a son and a husband, a father and a friend. and that's why we learned so much from him and why we can learn from him still. >> a steady rain has been falling, but the crowd has been singing and dancing in celebration of mandela's life. >>> also, in wall street news, the s&p 500 coming off another record close while the nasdaq finished at the highest level since september of 2000. investors now focusing their attention on next week's fed
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am EST
years ago. the barack obama leadership academy for boys. and these kids, and inspired principle, he understands this and i think he got this from harry potter and invited them to different academies and they compete with one another. so if you participate in sports and if you do poorly, then you have to explain to your team, what you can do and the kids react so well and they have such high expectations and great role models with teachers and principals and i think that schools are great, but i'm sorry to say that the aclu is on a campaign to shut down single-sex education in the private sector and they don't even like it in the public sector, they don't even like it better. they call it gender segregation in may compared to racial segregation, but that is absurd. first of all, when you racially segregate the kids in schools, it is demeaning and it harms the children that were segregated and the whole society and it was toxic. you are not denigrating anybody, kids are flourishing in some of the schools. and it's not a form of discrimination but enhancement, enhancement to their live
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
age bracket is 18 to 29-year olds. these are the people that the kpwoepl -- that the obama campaign went after. >> look at the next one. this is spectacular and this is terrible news for the white house. these are millenials, people between 18 and 24. these are the people who can still be on their parents' health insurance, and yet 52%, a majority of them, millenials who took part in the study, would recall the president of the united states. they're worried about their future. they're worried about the political system. they're worried about the n.s.a. they're drifting away from traditional politics. they don't like the way things are going and if they had the chance, they would recall the president of the united states. >> and they also would probably around the same numbers recall everybody in congress, very disappointed. >> yeah but he's the leader. >> harvard's analysis of the poll said, quote, millenials are losing touch with the government and its programs because they believe the government is losing touch with them. >> wake up washington. >> let's say we wanted to get in to
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
would be -- president obama when he severed -- when hed look for sat for 20 years and listen to reverend wright? guest: you know, i'm not quite sure how to answer that qu
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
election campaign around obamacare. if they're able to win the senate and hold on to the house, obama will be a very lame duck for his last two years in office. let's bring in juan williams, our fox news political analyst. the first question for you juan, what do you think about his op-ed there? >> i think that is on target, jon. i mean look, right now as doyle points out, republicans have focused on obamacare. they have 80 plus percent of republicans unified behind opposition to obamacare. as you know, there are a lots of disputes within the party on lots of social issues, budget, all that, but not when it comes to obamacare. so now, they're trying to expand that to independents. again, when you look at the poll numbers, independents not sold. very much in fact dissuade by the president's performance in the rollout of the websites. so he lost among independents. he is losing some among democrats. and that's where republicans see an opportunity. jon: i want to take a look at the numbers. we'll get those up here shortly but the department of health and human services back in september
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm EST
craig whitlock. >> i would like to ask you about afghanistan. the obama administration thought they had fought the deal to keep the troops there 2014. that seems like it is falling apart. do you see any way of resolving this before the beginning of next year or will it stride on until afghanistan elects a new president? >> the deal has not fallen
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. you can watch us in hd. next is a discussion of the obama administration efforts to reintroduce the health care law and other issues leading up to the 2014 midterm election. run this morning's "washington journal." host: paul singer is the politics editor of "usa today." thank you for being with us. rick to see you. great to to see you -- see you. host: let's talk about the legislative week because it is a busy week for washington. the only time the house and senate are in session, what can you expect? guest: the first thing we can hope for is a budget deal, particularly between paul ryan and patty murray in the senate. there is every signal that we could get a two-year budget he'll that would allow all of us to no longer worry about shutdowns in january. host: there have been some talk that some of the big-ticket items, medicare, medicaid, social security, would be part of this agreement. guest: there will be a little bit more -- basically trying to get rid of the sequester funding cuts. there will be a little bit mo
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 12:00am PST
you're going to want to return it. so to help us celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, we're joined by the jolly holiday carolling company for a little spin on the holiday classic. this is the 12 days of obama care. ♪ on the first day of christmas obama care gave to me a doctor i can't keep on the second day of christmas obama care gave to me two fumbled rollouts and a doctor i can't keep ♪ ♪ on the third day of christmas obama care gave to me three rate hikes, two fumbled ro rollouts and a doctor i can't keep ♪ ♪ on the fourth day of christmas obama care gave to me four month delay, three rate hikes, two fumbled rollouts and a doctor i can't keep ♪ ♪ on the fifth day of christmas obama care gave to me five hairy leaves, a four month delay three rate hikes and a doctor i can't keep ♪ ♪ on the sixth day of christmas obama care gave to me six glitches, five hairy wreathes a four month delay three rate hikes two fumbled rollouts and a doctor i can't keep ♪ ♪ on the eighth day of christmas obama care gave to me eight seven hackers hacking six websites
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
his approval ratings are going to go up. people realize the underpinnings of obama care are the bigger problem, not just the website, it's everything else that was promised and taken away from the american people. four years of planning that they knew about, they're so political, they're so worried about his candidacy, that he can't even get the policy right. >> three weeks to get what they couldn't get right in three years? and i took this speech as just a political speech to the democrats. i mean, that's who he was speaking to, right? >> how about a couple of facts for the factually challenged liberals tuesday edition. two big facts came out today. liberals in initial. maybe some at this table. number one, the irs found out today, the department of treasury came out and said -- who oversees the irs, came out and said, we have no way of knowing if people will commit fraud on their 1040 when they say they deserve a tax credit for obama care. so you can go ahead and put it on your 1040 and say i deserve a credit, i'm going to take taxes off right here and they have no way of chec
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
was very excited in the summer when president obama spoke so eloquently and so comprehensively about the urgency to act on climate change, when he spoke at georgetown university. it was a speech that i had been hoping for, a president for many years, and i was so proud that it was our president. he showed enormous courage and enormous strength, as well as, he challenged us all to not just acknowledge the science of climate change, to understand that it is real and happening, but to also charge the cabinet to take immediate action. call me biased, but i believe it was his best speeches so far, although he is not done yet, i'm quite sure. he walked through his climate action plan as well, which outlined some common sense, pragmatic steps that the epa and other agencies across the administration are now taking to cut carbon pollution, invest in clean energy, to help our cities and towns build in more resilient ways so that they can add depth to a changing climate and keep our communities safe, but also to prepare to be a broader and more vocal leader on the issue of climate change in in
ABC
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
january 1. through social media, surrogates and mr. obama will say the website has improved. they hope million general, especially young and healthy customers in just a matter of months. >> we're not going to walk away. if i have to fight another three years to make sure this law works that is what i will do. >> opponents argued very little thus thene as planned, need for an appeal. >> they tried to hide what
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
, president obama is urging congress to extend unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the year. in his weekly address the president says the unemployment benefits may make a difference between hardship and catastrophy for 1.3 million americans. he adds an extension of the benefits will help keep the economy growing. >>> if congress refuses to act, it won't just hurt families already struggling, it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >>> fighting a report the president says allowing the benefits to expire could cost businesses 240,000 jobs. >>> the california public utilities commission has announced it's joining the investigation into this week's disabled bart train incident. at least nine people went to the hospital wednesday after the train became stuck in a berkeley hills tunnel. bart says the train stopped after a short caused emergency brakes to activate, cre
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
dean of the law school there. in 2009, president obama nominated her for solicitor general of the united states and she served in that office for a year and was then nominated as an associate justice of the supreme court. she took that position in 2010 and filled the vacancy of justice john paul stevens who, after his retirement, was our last lecturer here at the law school. those are the vital statistics. i want to tell you something personal about her and i brought this along so i could read it. this year in "time," she was named as one of their 100 most influential people in the world. i want to read to you what they had to say about our speaker today. "elena kagan the persuader. a lot of people like to talk about the swing court but every supreme court justice has one vote to cast and eight colleagues. what makes a justice particularly influential is the ability to persuade the others to agree and that depends on the effectiveness of the justices reasoning. in that respect, elena kagan has what it takes to be a highly influential supreme court justice. she has demonstrated her
FOX Business
Dec 10, 2013 9:20am EST
future for us. i don't think this will be repealed. i don't ng that president obama would do that and sign any such legislation. how does it play out over the year? >> i think they're waiting to get as many signed up as possible for the plans before they realize they are going to have to delay the individual mandate because they-- people are just not going to be able to get signed up for coverage. they're going to have to do this. they can't penalize people if they can't buy the plan. stuart: let me-- i'm sorry, i hate to interrupt you, but look, if they do delay the individual mandate, does that gut the whole process or does it-- it just puts off obamacare for a year, doesn't it? >> it does, until the 2014 election. the individual mandate is the center pole in the tent, stuart. if that's taken down, then the whole infrastructure starts to not work and they're going to have to go back to the drawing board and those dozen or so democratic senators who voted for this, who are up for reelection next year, are going to be the ones, i believe, that are going to push for change, delay givin
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
a gift, and we thank you. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> president obama said the fight with hiv/aids is far from over. he spoke after world aids day, observed each year on december 1st. the president was joined by secretary of state john kerry and health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. the event was 40 minutes. [applause] >> hello. [applause] thank you, thank you, thank you, everybody, please, have a seat, well, thank you, grant, for your outstanding leadership of the office of national aids policy and thanks to all of you for being here. this is a pretty distinguished crowd, i have to say. it is wonderful to be here. i should say, actually, welcome back, because many 6 you joined us before as we mark new milestones in the fight against hiv and aids, and i'm honored that you could join us in commemorating world aids day, which was yesterday. this is a time for remembering the friends and loved ones that we lost, celebrating the extraordinary progress, thanks to people in the room that we've been able to make, and most importantly, recommitting ourselves to the mission that w
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
heard, it needs to be informing the debate. in my experience in the three years that i served in, with president obama, this is a president who has no problem hearing dissenting views. in fact, you know, woe be to the person who's scowling in the back row. you will be called on and asked if you have -- [laughter] a dissenting view if you look like you have one. so, i mean, this is a president who seeks out the full range of views because he believes he makes better decisions that way. so, again, i think that, um, you know, dod has an important voice in those deliberations. i don't know anyone who believes that it should be the dominant voice under any circumstances, including me. >> a two-part question for phil and, michelle, feel free to join in. just to follow up on your point about expanding, not contracting the u.s. global basing structure, the strategic logic to that is very compelling. but talk a little bit about the poll ticks and policy -- politics and policy dimensions of that. obviously, africom does not have a headquarters in africa because it's hard to find a stable democra
FOX
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
exposure to chemicals during his years of service. he is one of three who have died from this rare cancer. two others have been diagnose with the same disease. >>> president obama launched a new campaign encouraging people to sign for coverage under the affordable health care act. the president said problems with the government website have now been fixed and the overwhelming number of people using it to register are getting good service. >> whatever comes up, we will fix it because we know that the ultimate goal, the ultimate aim is to make sure people have basic security and the foundation for the gad health that they need. >> the president -- good health they need. >> the president promised to make the new health care law work even if it took the next three years of his epidemic presidency. >> the republican chairman of the house oversight committee sent letters to 15 insurance giants asking about policy changes after the affordable care act was implemented. one of those companies is blue shield of california which says it will respond to those questions. >>> one east bay city is looki
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
deb >> host: representative wasserman-schultz, you said in your presentation three years writing this. >> guest: yes. >> host: why? >> guest: well, about four months after i diseased to -- decided to move forward with writing the book, president obama asked me to take on another full-time job in chairing the democratic national committee, and i felt like in order to really do the book justice and do my job justice, coming out with a policy book during the presidential campaign probably wasn't the best idea, so we pushed the book forward a year. and writing and came out in october. >> by the time this book is published you write i hope we will look back on the health care reform and debt ceiling and knowledge it was rock bottom. i don't want to imagine how it would get worse. >> well, just when you thought it could not get worse, we end up having the republicans and tea party stopping the government to stop people from getting quality, affordable health care. >> who is the next generation? >> that is our children. i wrote thigs through the lens f being mother. even though politici
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
defenseless people. >> that was nelson mandela in 1961. two years later he was imprisoned where he remained for 27 years. again, on the day he was released from prison nelson mandela made a statement that president obama quoted tonight. >> i have fought against white domination and i have fought against black domination. i have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together. >> in harmony and with equal opportunity. it is an idea which i hope to live for and to achieve but if need be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. >> joining our discussion now, michael eric dyson, msnbc political analyst and professor at georgetown university and by phone, charlayne hunter-gault. she's lived many years in south africa and she knew nelson mandela personally. take us back to the time when he was imprisoned and was unknown but he gained his worldwide fame there in prison. how did that happen? >> well, i think that his movement never stopped putting him out there, putting his views and beliefs out there and when i went in 1995, i went to -- i co
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
time. and supposed to run four hours. as you said, in addition to president obama, there will be speakers from cuba, brazil, india, nations that have been friendly to south africa over the years, if not the united states entirely. we'll also hear from several of nelson mandela's grandchildren and one of the other prisoners with him. and we'll see quite a spectacle that will be watched by millions around the world. >> absolutely. that sounds remarkable. ron allen, thank you very much for your reporting. stay safe. ahead, the impact of mandela's legacy on our own politics and policy in top lines. first, before departing for south africa, the president honored some of the most respected names in performing arts. it's an evening they surely will not forget. >> when a 22-year-old carlos santana took the stage at wood stock, few people outside his hometown of san francisco into who he was. and the feeling was mutual. carlos was in such a, shall we say, altered state of mind, that he remembers almost nothing about the performance. a can of del monte green beans? ♪ ♪ if i was a flowe
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
the ailing mandela earlier this year, there were no hard feelings. >> he promoted freedom. he was a really great leader. he was smart and capable. and made his mark. >> reporter: obama only met mandela once. ever so briefly as a junior senator. but his connection may be the most profound. it was mandela, he says, who awakened him to the wider world. inspiring him to political activism. >> he gave me a sense of what human beings can do when guided by their hopes, not by their fears. >> reporter: in other words, there night not be a president obama if not for nelson mandela. for "this week." jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> and we're lucky now to be joined by four individuals who had unique working relationships with nelson mandela. bill keller. dr. gay mcdougall, who campaigned for his release from prison. stan greenberg, his pollster and strategist. and ambassador jendayi frazer. thanks to all of you for being here. bill, let me begin with you. we ended the piece with the relation obama and nelson mandela. and president clinton. they're important but didn't agree in importan
FOX Business
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
national security agency really is. they have spent years spying on online gamers, including those playing on world of workout. in obamacare architect ezekiel emanuel says people haven't signed up for coverage because the obama administration has not sufficiently promoted it. my next guest says he couldn't write a greater piece of fiction in the obamacare narrative. we are joined now by best-selling author in his latest book. i was going to make a remark about a number of things. i will constrain myself. ezekiel emanuel, saying if you really want to keep your doctor, the obama deal is just to pay up. >> so what is he telling us? in obamacare works if you're rich. so if you're rich, you get to have choices and we heard that certain high and technologically advanced hospitals are being dropped off of all these insurance plans. and again, don't get access to the doctor you wanted the best health care system you can possibly have unless you are rich and that is the bottom line, which is a stunner coming from the high progressives to. >> the idea, that these hospitals would be excluded. i mean,
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2013 9:20am EST
fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. >> here we go. fire up the political spin machine. president obama kicks off a three-week speaking campaign and starts today in washington. with an approval rating at all-time lows, today you will see a push for income equality. and there will be more damage control on obamacare, too. the left is seizing on the equality issue, demanding higher wages by legislation. the d.c. city council just approved an increase in the minimum wage to 11.50 an hour eventually, one of the highest in the nation. tomorrow, fast food workers demanding better wages, too, $15 an hour. all of this as wal-mart opens its first two stores in d.c. today. 600 people hired, more than 23,000 applied for those jobs. the d.c. city council wanted to keep wal-mart out. come january, extended jobless benefits fob for 1.3 million people expire, no more government checks. will the democrats fight to keep the money flowing? good questions. we've got other headlines. former
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
including president and mrs. obama, he is expected to speak. presidents bush, clinton and carter, united nations secretary ban ki-moon, canada's prime minister. nelson mandela was made an honorary canadian citizen years after his imprisonment on robben island. >> he was in robben island, not happy to be there but made the best of it. ♪ >> reporter: people continue to bring flowers to the gate outside mandela's home and now we're getting more insight on his final hours inside. a friend who saw mandela two hours before he dies says he was sleeping peacefully, not on life support but clearly near the end. >> when i arrived i was taken to his bedroom and i saw him, and i could see that he's different from the conditions i saw him earlier on. i could sense that he is -- he is now giving up. >> reporter: after a day of prayer sunday this nation is coming together to say good-bye to the man they call madiba, father and friend. >> thousands of princeton students have the option to get a meningitis vaccine though it's not licensed for use in the united states. the ivy league school experienced
NBC
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am EST
from michelle obama as well as the first lady of china. more than 123,000 people voted online to pick the cub's name. baobao will make her first public debut early next year. time for a final check on the forecast. >> a cloudy day and a perfect day to end the weekend. it's gloomy outside and back to work. back to reality. no more leftovers left. 50 degrees with the clouds outside. that's as much as we can muster. low 50s tomorrow and a warming trend over the 60 degree master bedroom by thursday. thursday night to friday and saturday is showery with another cold front and sunday snow flakes. it's always worth watching. >> that's the news for today. we invite you to tune in at 4, 5, 6, and 11. plan to join us then. until then, have a terrific day and see you in the morning. bl . >> welcome to "access hollywood live". billy bush on a monday. >> i'm kit hoover. >> well, what a weekend. >> wow! >> what a wean. we begin with the tragic and untimely death of fast furious star paul walker hit like a ton of bric bricks. could not believe i was reading what i was reading only 40 years old. by k
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 7:30am PST
application for food stamps. >> this is not going to work next year. it's not going to work. legislature raised minimum wage in california. >> that's california. >> yes. >> but the rest of the nation, the numbers are atrocious. even barack obama, president of the united states, has said it should be at least $10 over whatever period of time he is talking about. so something is going to happen on this issue. now that the reits are looking respectable on the issue, it could happen. >> i am skeptical for voters that a battle measure in california will go for raising minimum wage when it was just raised by legislature. they'll say why should we do this? we just did this? >> i think you are wrong. i believe that any time you become enviewed with the idea that you are going to reduce the cost to government and you can prove that by doing something of this nature the small business people will be probably the only ones that will be lining up. you aren't going to have the gap lining up. you are going to have google lining up. they're all going to be for raising minimum wage. >> the
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
! take it easy, obama care fans and foes. i'm talking about repealing prohibition. it ended 80 years ago this hour. cheers! i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." >>> the world lead. it's the city where terrorists attacked and killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans more than a year ago. today, another u.s. citizen has been slain in benghazi, libya. who was ronald thomas smith ii? can his family expect justice? >>> the national lead. with his son's suicide, this has been the worst year of pastor rick warren's life but he has relied on his faith to get parough it.
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
. sunny obama. i heard the white house dog made famous yesterday. take a look at this. >> oh. >> that is 2-year-old ashley gardner at the white house as the first lady was doing the military family decorating party. sunny year and a half old pup got excited and knocked young ashley over. pastry chefs in shock. this is ashton's father, never worried. not a worry of fear in that man's eyes. the apology begins quickly. the dog says sorry. mrs. obama says, don't worry, you and your family will never pay taxes. we'll have more from the orange room in a bit. good to be back, guys. >> there has just been a lawsuit filed in that story. >> you think she's so cute. >> good to have you back. >>> coming up, production on the next "fast & furious" shut down indefinitely as former cast mates release an online tribute to the fallen star. >>> back on skis, exclusive videos. lindsay vonn returning to the slopes a couple weeks after yet [ female announcer ] dove invited women to test their body washes with paper that reacts like skin. if others can strip this paper, imagine how harsh they can be to your ski
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2013 9:30pm EST
richer and poorer. are getter barack obama gets elected, the richer, the tting poor keep getting poorer. ack to 1973, the average wage for the american male has gone down in real dollars every 1973. year since a lot of that has to do with the act that we're more productive than ever, we have an i.t. revolution. if aw a statistic that said american factories were operating the same level of 1993, 20n they were in million to 30 million more be working today. how do we -- how do we alleviate the suffering d that so many working class americans. middle class americans feel they're being left behind getting rich do keep richer, the poor keep getting america, butjust in in the entire west. >> the same things that the said were the entirely different message than what came from the nominee in race.12 there's no doubt about that. two problems. hat alex said about marketing is right too. the actual substance was wrong here. republicans had not been able to get past a lot of his 1980, the last truly successful president. ut in 2016, the election of ronald reagan will be 36 years in the past. they
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm EST
year. >> the honeymoon will be very short, very short honeymoon for her. >> thank you very much. sue? >> ty, president obama speaking today about the wealth gap in the united states. should the wealthy worry? part of the story is how you the american taxpayer is now paying to keep many lower-level banking employees afloat while the executives make much better money and the pope has weighed in on all of this as well. talking about major and possible changes in the way that the american economy work. that's straight ahead on "power lunch." before the break a near-record fine for steelers head coach mike tomlin. $100,000 for interfering with a play against baltimore last week. the steelers coulds also lose a draft pick over all of this. although that hasn't been decided yet. that story straight ahead as well. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 trading inspires your life. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 life inspires your trading. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 where others see fads... tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 ...you see opportunities. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're here to help tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 turn inspiration in
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